Fund Details
Guardian Trust Master's Scholarship in Commerce
Award Amount


The purpose of this scholarship is to support students for study towards a Master's degree in Commerce at the University of Canterbury.

a. Financial assistance with the costs associated with university study, to a value of $16,500

Level of Study: Master's

Closing Date: 11:59 pm (NZT) 15 October (Applications open approximately 8 weeks before this date)

Tenure: One year

Number Available Annually: One

Applicable Enrolment During Tenure: Must be enrolled, full-time or part-time, in a programme for a Master's degree in the Faculty of Commerce at the University of Canterbury

Citizenship/Residency Requirements: Not applicable

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Special Eligibility Requirements:

Recipients may apply for a second tenure of the scholarship. However, such an application will be accepted only in a year in which the applicant has held the scholarship, and any second tenure must begin in the following year.

Tenure is not restricted to research-only students. The scholarship may also be held by students in Master's programmes in Commerce by papers only (coursework-based study).

Additional Information:

A scholarship was established in 1995 by a gift from BZW (Barclays de Zoete Wedd) Investment Management New Zealand Limited, under the name The BZW Investment Management New Zealand Limited Masters Scholarship in Commerce. In 1997, The New Zealand Guardian Trust Company Limited took over the responsibility for the scholarship, and the scholarship’s name was changed to The Guardian Trust Masters Scholarship in Commerce. In 2014, New Zealand Guardian Trust Funds Management Limited (which, in 2003, had replaced The New Zealand Guardian Trust Company Limited) was disestablished, and the University was informed by the successor companies that a representative associated with the founders of the scholarship was no longer required on the scholarship’s selection committee.

Contact Information:

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